I did more border auditions today with Creature Comforts. I'm out of the lizard print and I can see that the quilt does need a fabric with a lot of black in it for the bottom border. Who was the crazy person who suggested I do a lot of piecing? Are you out of your mind? Lazy, remember, lazy.
This is a dinosaur-like monster fabric that I do have enough of:
The first signs of fall.
The Halloween link today is for the Whimsical Whittler. Vaughn and Stephanie Rawson do incredible hand carved folk art. This is the Halloween gallery, but they also have fantastic Christmas pieces. I love this Wizard of Oz Santa. The Americana section is a hoot, with Uncle Sam puppeteering a donkey and elephant.
I finished the book Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews today. It's a dark urban fantasy, set in future Atlanta. I love the world where waves of magic hit, rendering technology incapable of working. The heroine, Kate Daniels, is a smart mouth mage hunting whoever (whatever?) killed her guardian. We've got vampires and werewolves and yes, there are many parallels with Laurell K Hamilton (except that half the book isn't comprised of descriptions of clothes, sex, states of arousal...). I just hope this series doesn't get lame like Hamilton's did. But I'm definitely looking forward to the next one which is due next spring. You can read an excerpt at the author's website.